Cryotherapy is a cutting-edge treatment that lasts just a few short minutes, yet helps reduce inflammation and pain while promoting overall wellness. Dr. Seth Camhi and the team at Thrive Full Body Wellness offer cryotherapy to patients seeking relief from pain and inflammation, whether their symptoms are due to a health condition or vigorous activity. If you’d like to learn more about cryotherapy, call the office in Cypress, California, or book a consultation online.
Cryotherapy is cold therapy or using very low temperatures to produce therapeutic results. Whole-body cryotherapy refers to a treatment in which your entire body is briefly exposed to subzero temperatures to reduce inflammation and promote wellness.
As you stand inside the cryotherapy device — a large, circular chamber — your head remains above the chamber, but the rest of your body is enclosed inside the device. Then the chamber is infused with liquid nitrogen, rapidly creating a super-low temperature.
Your time inside the chamber lasts no longer than three minutes. Despite the cold temperature, you don’t have to worry about freezing or skin damage. The cold air is dry and safe as it flows over the surface of your skin.
As your skin reacts to the cold, it triggers the release of anti-inflammatory substances and endorphins. The subzero temperatures constrict blood vessels in your extremities, sending blood into your core to protect organs and create heat.
When you re-enter room temperature, your blood vessels dilate and the process is reversed. This immediately sends fresh, nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood throughout your body.
If any of your organs or muscles were impaired or performing poorly, the problem improves when exposed to enriched blood.
Cryotherapy is an alternative therapy being used by people who want to improve their performance, recover from surgery faster, and improve their overall health. As patients undergo cryotherapy they may experience:
To discover whether cryotherapy can help your health, call Thrive Full Body Wellness or book a consultation online.